OPINION

Does Chinamasa's budget pass the test?

Well, it has come and gone. Finance and Economic Development Minister Chinamasa delivered an interesting budget which, as was expected, had its own fair share of highs and lows.The much anticipated bu...

By Clive Mphambela | Published: 12 December 2017

OPINION

Zim opposition must start thinking, again

Zimbabwe's opposition political parties, especially the Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) - who have been in the trenches for the past several years trying to unseat former p...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2017

OPINION

3 Mugabe laws that will scare away investors in Mnangagwa era

Since the deposition of Zimbabwe's long-serving dictator Robert Mugabe from power by the military on 14 November, the country has seen an ever-changing citizenry in terms of political choices.During ...

By Tawanda Madamombe | Published: 10 December 2017

OPINION

How Mnangagwa got it wrong

Journalist Violet Gonda (VG) interviewed former Education minister David Coltart on the Hot Seat programme to understand President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Cabinet.Coltart warned the government was going...

By Violet Gonda | Published: 10 December 2017

OPINION

Budget should unlock country's agricultural potential

A FEW days ago I listened to a business discussion that was made by a Zimbabwean business mogul at one of the prestigious universities in the United States of America. This was Mr Strive Masiyiwa, ch...

By Mhlupheki Dube | Published: 10 December 2017

OPINION

Take aways from the budget

Let me start by thanking Finance and Economic Planning Minister Patrick Chinamasa and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Budget and Finance for the job well done.I participated in budget consul...

By Dr Gift Mugano | Published: 10 December 2017

OPINION

Budget has many bright spots

At the beginning of 2017 Finance minister Patrick Anthony Chinamasa was voted the best performer.We also included the new President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was the vice president then, among a short ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2017

OPINION

Chinamasa's fine balancing act

ZIMBABWEANS wait with bated breath for Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa's 2018 National Budget Statement, which he is expected to present this afternoon; outlining macro-economic and fiscal objectiv...

By Clive Mphambela | Published: 07 December 2017

OPINION

Is Mnangagwa Zimbabwe's Kagame?

PRESIDENT Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa's inauguration speech was full of promises on the economy, good governance, international relations and a promise to smoothen relations with multi-lateral financi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 December 2017

OPINION

'Zim must return to economic fundamentals'

The exit of President Mugabe from the echelons of state power saw the ascendancy of interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa with the blessings of the military after a week of aIt is clear that the new p...

By Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition | Published: 02 December 2017

OPINION

Mnangagwa must create a sovereign wealth fund

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, refreshingly, is giving economic matters an inordinate amount of attention.He is hitting the right notes with forward-looking pronouncements such a lean cabinet, promises...

By Brett Chulu | Published: 02 December 2017

OPINION

After the downfall of Mugabe

IT was always going to be important to celebrate the downfall of former president Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last standing dictators who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years. His authorit...

By Dumisani Muleya | Published: 02 December 2017

OPINION

Delivery should be Mnangagwa's motto

The wild celebrations that gripped the streets of Harare and other cities and towns across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe are an expression of hope and optimism that the new administration will ch...

By Muchesa Chatsama, Consultant | Published: 01 December 2017

OPINION

Things Zim can do to recover from the Mugabe era

Long in coming but swift and relatively painless when it happened, the downfall of Robert Mugabe offers Zimbabwe a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate its hitherto dire trajectory. The tra...

By Admos Chimhowu | Published: 01 December 2017

OPINION

Time to invest in Zimbabwe is now

The evidence of Zimbabwe's ailing economy is everywhere: Massive unemployment estimated at 85percent; hyper-inflation; shortage of essential food items such as wheat; dependence on imports; cash-strap...

By Tryphosa Ramano | Published: 30 November 2017

OPINION

Economic pain is unavoidable in the short-term

It is an understatement to say that Zimbabwe's economy is limping following years of disastrous policies and lack of strategic leadership, but just as well, Zimbabweans united recently to manage forme...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 November 2017

OPINION

Was Zimbabwe ever the breadbasket of Africa?

A hackneyed expression is that Zimbabwe went from the breadbasket of Africa to its basket case under long-time autocrat Robert Mugabe. But was the first part true?There is a commonly held view that Zi...

By Wandile Sihlobo | Published: 28 November 2017

OPINION

Zim economy poised to rise from ashes like a Phoenix?

The stock market crashed 30% since the military operation commenced despite the army reporting in a speech that it was targeting criminals around President Robert Mugabe. The interpretation of investo...

By Daniel Ngwira, Chartered Accountant | Published: 25 November 2017

OPINION

Clearance of building material imported by private individuals

This article seeks to correct some misconceptions on duty for building material imported for personal use by private individuals. One of the incorrect views is that production of an approved house pla...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 October 2017

OPINION

Bond notes coming home to roost

LAST week's crashing of the bond note against the United States dollar led to market panic while at the same time evoking memories of the country's unprecedented economic meltdown and hyperinflation e...

By Tinashe Kairiza | Published: 06 October 2017

OPINION

Dealing with financial sabotage in our economy

IT is possible to curb the current financial cash sabotage menace bedeviling our economy. Whilst the market is facing unpredictability, reminding the innocent citizens of the economic crisis of the la...

By Chris Ndlovu | Published: 28 September 2017

OPINION

Short term models key to companies survival

THE prevailing economic challenges require company executives to draft and implement short-term business strategies that would ensure stability and survival of firms beyond the liquidity tide, busines...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2017

OPINION

Feel it, economic turmoil is here

IT happened so fast; so fast that no one can honestly claim they saw it coming.Just between Thursday and Friday the impact was everywhere.Shops felt it.The transacting public was hardest hit.Suppliers...

By Learnmore Zuze | Published: 27 September 2017

OPINION

Dangers of over trading for SMEs

Running a start-up SME business is often a very difficult and tricky affair.Emerging entrepreneurs face myriad challenges, which range from the first stages of coming up with a profitable business mod...

By Dr Sanderson Abel | Published: 27 September 2017

OPINION

Who wants the return of 2008, anyway?

FOR those not familiar with the semiotics and nomenclature of Zimbabwean language and politics, "2008" represents a "time of great suffering" - something between the suffering of God's people in Bibli...

By Tichaona Zindoga | Published: 27 September 2017
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